Chris Croucher

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Chris Croucher
Born (1981-08-01) 1 August 1981 (age 36)
Guildford, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Writer, director, producer
Years active 2002 – present

Chris Croucher (born 1 August 1981) is an English screenwriter and producer.


Croucher started writing at a very early age and earned a BA in Film Production, graduating in 2003.

After graduating he balanced his writing with a successful career as an assistant director. He worked on films and shows such as; Downton Abbey, Little Dorrit, Sense and Sensibility, Wimbledon, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Magicians, Brick Lane and 28 Weeks Later.

His first script, the noir thriller I Am Tyler Marks was given a development from Screen South and the UK Film Council in 2005. His next project; a comedy based in the horse racing world and entitled Bitter Sweet is now being developed as a Feature film.

In 2007 Chris completed a television pilot entitled Twenty Something, based on the book by Iain Hollingshead.

In 2008 Chris moved away from just writing and directed the short Film The Beachcombers which was funded by Film London via The Lewisham Film Initiative and Co-written with Mark Beynon. The romantic short starred Charity Wakefield and Rasmus Hardiker. As well as screening at festivals worldwide the film went on to win the Film London & ITV 'Best of Borough award 2008' presented at BAFTA.

Following The Beachcombers success, Chris decided to make his second short film – In Passing. The 1940s drama starred Lesley Sharp, Russell Tovey and Sean Pertwee The film has now secured distribution with Future Shorts and screened on the BBC HD channel & BBC i-Player in Autumn 2010.

In January 2010 Chris was also nominated for the BBC Writers Room – 'Tony Doyle Award For New Writing'. From hundreds of script entries his feature entitled Christie was shortlisted amongst the final seven. Later in the year he was shortlisted for the BBC Writers Academy.

In 2011 Chris wrote and produced the short film Friend Request Pending – a comedy drama about Social Networking starring Judi Dench, Penny Ryder, Philip Jackson, John Macmillan and Tom Hiddleston. The film premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2011 and has since screened at over 40 film festivals worldwide. The film is now distributed by Shorts International.

In 2014/15 Chris produced seasons 5 and 6 of the global hit - 'Downton Abbey'.

2016 saw Chris produce 'The Halcyon' - a lavish eight part TV period drama for ITV (Sony & Left Bank Pictures). The show first screened in Jan 2017.



Year Title Notes
2002 Meat Short; also director and producer
2008 The Beachcombers[1] Short; also director
2009 In Passing[1] Short; also director
2011 Friend Request Pending Short; also producer
2012 Stars in Shorts

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Year Title Notes
2004 Wimbledon
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2005 Afterlife TV series (2 episodes)
2006 Silent Witness TV series (10 episodes)
2006 Scoop
2006 Longford TV movie; uncredited
2007 Magicians
2007 Secret Life TV movie
2007 28 Weeks Later
2007 Brick Lane
2008 Sense & Sensibility TV mini-series
2008 The Oxford Murders
2008 The Other Boleyn Girl Uncredited
2008 Midnight Man TV mini-series (3 episodes)
2008 Little Dorrit TV series (14 episodes)
2009 Into the Storm TV movie
2009 Small Island TV movie
2009 Criminal Justice TV mini-series
2010 Wallander TV series (1 episode: "The Man Who Smiled")
2010 The Special Relationship TV movie
2010 Steve Short
2010 Whitechapel TV series (3 episodes)
2010 Thorne: Scaredy Cat
2010 Money TV series
2011 Silk TV series (6 episodes)
2011 The Deep Blue Sea
2012 The Scapegoat
2011 Downton Abbey TV series (8 episodes)
2011 Hello Carter Short; completed
2012 Austenland Completed


  1. ^ a b "Chris Croucher | Films". Retrieved 27 September 2012. 

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